ONE OF THE MORE arresting and unusual dance performances we came across in Edinburgh during the fringe festival there was the Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance.
An hour-long show, also known as the Tibetan Monastic Dance or ‘Cham’ – it originates from the time of the Buddha – and these have been codified and passed down generations through dance masters.
This nine-segment dance is one performed during important festivals – indeed, the one depicted here is performed at the time of Buddhist New Year.
In the final scene, a monk prepares a mandela peace offering…
These dances were staged by monks based at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India.
Our sincere thanks to all at Tashi Lhunpo and Jane Rasch, tour manager, especially for helping us to make this film.
The monks continue to tour – see dates here (September 2018)
For more information and inquiries, please see here: http://www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk/
The stage show excerpts were shot at the Quakers Meeting House in Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 3-27) on August 10. Our sincere thanks to all at Quakers Meeting House in Edinburgh who facilitated in the making of this film.
A Big Talent Media Ltd production for http://www.asianculturevulture.com
Presenter: Sailesh Ram (http://www.twitter.com/asianculturevul)
Camera/Editing: Harry Clegg (http://www.harryclegg.com)
Producer: Suman Bhuchar for Big Talent Media (http://www.twitter.com/sumanbhuchar)